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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 545078.015 - Quaker Manufacturing, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 545078.015Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 07/27/2012

Quaker Manufacturing, Llc
1703 East Voorhees Street
Danville, IL 61832
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 311999/All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing
Mailing: 1703 East Voorhees Street, Danville, IL 61832

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/27/2012
Emphasis: L:Piv, L:FallClose Case:01/10/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 23175.015Event: 07/26/2012Employee Killed By Falling 50 Feet Through Man Hole.
At 8:30 p.m. on July 26, 2012, Employee #1 of Quaker manufacturing, LLC, was accessing the manlift to take it down to the second floor from the fifth floor. Employee #1, was returning previously bagged material to the process stream from the second floor to the fifth floor of the facility because the bagged material was under weight. A coworker arrived sometime after to assist Employee #1 on the fifth floor. Employee #1 and a coworker took a break at approximately 6:15 pm. After their break, Employee #1 & the coworker left the break room to return to work. the coworker believed that Employee #1 was going to return to his post on the second floor. At approximately 7:40 pm, another employee that works on the adjacent line to Employee #1 on the second floor, noticed that Employee #1 had not returned to his line and decided to look for Employee #1 on the fifth floor. When the coworker could not find Employee #1, a supervisor was alerted. A search for Employee #1 ended when another a coworker found Employee #1 at approximately 8:20 pm. Employee #1 was unresponsive on the first floor under the first floor access platform for the manlift. Employee #1 had apparently fallen approximately 50 feet from the fifth floor to the first floor through the manlift floor holes. Employee #1 was killed on the scene by the fall suffering from a skull fracture.
Keywords: fall, fracture, head, manhole, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 545078.015 Fatality Other Packaging and filling machine operators

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